Brown Bears vs. Navy Midshipmen Betting Prediction

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The Navy Midshipmen (2-4) will be at home in Alumni Hall when they square off against the Brown Bears (5-3). Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Brown Bears vs. Navy Midshipmen ATS Odds

Both teams lost big in their last matchup. The Midshipmen fell to the Liberty Flames, 76-58, while the Bears were defeated by the Rhode Island Rams, 71-51.

Brown had a better free throw rate (0.211 vs. 0.225) while Navy held Liberty to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.7 (below their season average of 26.2). Danny Ogele played a key role for Navy with 12 points and six rebounds. Tamenang Choh, meanwhile had a solid performance for Brown, contributing 12 points and 13 rebounds.

The physical Navy offense seems poised to dominate from the charity stripe. Since last season, the Midshipmen rank 98th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.258, while Brown ranks 286th in FTA rate allowed (0.268). It will also be a battle of conflicting styles as the fast-breaking Bears rank 31st in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Midshipmen rank 329th.

Brown Bears vs. Navy Midshipmen Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Navy, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Navy ranks ninth in rebounds allowed per game (30.5) while Brown ranks 224th (36.2).
  • The Bears rank 146th in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while the Midshipmen rank 258th (19.6).
  • The Bears rank 140th in blocks per game (3.5) while the Midshipmen rank 293rd (1.3).
  • Brown averages 6.9 steals per game, which ranks 84th in the NCAA. Navy ranks 210th in steals allowed per game (6.7).